Van Alstyne Leader
April 8, 1976
RITES HELD FOR JAMES SMITH
Services for James Grady Smith, 74, a retired Howe farmer who died
Monday at a Sherman hospital, were held Thursday at Flesher Funeral Home
chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Scott, the Rev. Charles Morris and
the Rev. Johnny Johnson. Burial was at Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born in Alabama, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Smith. He married Hattie Adams, July 17, 1921 in Van Alstyne. She
died Jan. 28, 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here.
Surviving are his daughters: Mrs. Sandra Burks, Mrs. June Davis
and Mrs. Jennie Drake, all of Howe; Mrs. Betty Hearn of Jackson, Texas;
Mrs. Frances Morris of Chehalis, Wash., Mrs. Sue Thompson of Grovesville,
Calif., and Mrs. Gradylene McKnight of Irving; sons, Horace and Bob Smith,
both of Howe, James Smith of Whitewright and Stanley Smith of Melissa;
brothers, Taylor Smith of California and Joseph Smith of Euless; sister,
Mrs. Ollie Bean of Pottsboro; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his nephews.